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False Friends

Dan Shepherd, Book 9
Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Series: Dan Shepherd, Book 9
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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The most wanted man in the world is dead. Now those loyal to him seek revenge. When Navy Seals track down and kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, it's obvious there was a traitor on the inside. After the false friends are revealed to be two British students, Malik and Chaudhry - former Islamic fundamentalists recruited by MI5 - they become targets themselves. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd must teach the pair how to survive undercover with al-Qaeda closing in. But Spider is not used to playing the handler. And with the line between mentor and friend beginning to blur, and a terrorist plot putting thousands of lives at stake, can he protect everyone before it's too late?

©2012 Stephen Leather (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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super hero does it again.

once again, Dan Shepard, single handedly, took our all the terrorists, in a giant mall.

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Not nearly as good as others

What was most disappointing about Stephen Leather’s story?

Way too black and white. Shepard is the only smart guy on the team. His moral opinions are without nuance and contradictory. He is furious with the fact than osama is killed but later berates the Americans for risking soldiers lives by not simply bombing the place.

In other books his treatment of terrorism and the English/Irish conflict is substantially more nuanced. If I'd wanted superman, I'd have bought a comic book.

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  • Lisa
  • 07-20-13

its like he was actually there.

Where does False Friends rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this is one of the best listens so far.

What did you like best about this story?

the explanation of muslim faith.

What does Paul Thornley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I love paul thornley;s voice. good accents. they take the listerner to the right place & time.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

false friends betrail at its best

Any additional comments?

great read/listen

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  • Daniela
  • 06-10-13

Eye opening

Loved the story, found the plot intriguing if a little unbelievable. Not sure the back story of Bin Laden added much, but hey what do I now. I enjoyed it and if you like this genre then go for it, I don't think you will be disappointed. Excellent narration.

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  • Nick T
  • 04-08-13

Hypocritical

Many books in this genre seem to have slightly dubious undercurrents and this is no exception. It starts off with noble enough sentiments (the British way is not to gun down unarmed terrorists) but by the end this message has not merely been lost but completely reversed. The two muslim boys are sympathetically treated and well drawn together with their backgrounds. I'm afraid to say that everyone else in this novel is very two dimensional.

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  • seagull
  • 03-31-13

Another great Read In The Spider Shepherd Series

The 9th and (at the time of review) most recent in the Dan "Spider" Shepherd series by Stephen Leather and it's another great read. If you enjoy undercover espionage/crime/terrorist styled thrillers then this series is for you. You don't have to have read any of the previous books to enjoy this but as someone who has it does further my enjoyment as previous characters pop up. Razor Sharp is back in this story as Shepherd's side kick and it's like being reunited with an old friend. This, like the vast majority of Leather's books, is highly recommended.

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  • taluth
  • 04-13-13

GRIPPING READ

A fantastic book in the series,i have read all previous books and i think this is another great read the auther has really bought together modern day terrorist issues into the book gripping at times and great characters and a fantastic narator reading the book definatly a 10 out of 10 book and would highly reccomend it cant wait for the the next read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-19

great listen

this Is a great story and Paul thornley is great he being the story to life.

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  • Jonah
  • 04-04-19

Great Listen 👍🏼

Yet another belting novel from Stephen Leather, I actually got an adrenaline rush back end of chapter 23 & start of chapter 24 ( can’t say why, no spoilers from me ) Again there are several stories going on in the plot.
Paul Thornley is wonderful as the narrator and Dan Shepherd is a magnificent character. On to the next book in the Spider Shepherd series.

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  • John Wilson
  • 11-13-18

Excellent

anouther great story, never wznt my journey to come to an end as always gripped by the story.

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  • michael turner
  • 08-21-18

Spider is such a moaner

Love this series of books. This is a really good one but Spider has become a right moaner. Doesn’t fit with his background at all. Irritating.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-29-18

Well narrated

Great book, well narrated. Bought another book by the same author & narrator immediately. Spot on.

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  • Justin Jamieson
  • 11-04-16

was good

I did notice a slip by the narrator towards the end, he said 'Nightingale' which is a character from Leathers other series.....but other than that it was great.....surprised they missed it!